City’s waiters compete in dine and dash for Food & Wine Week


A crop of the City’s top wait staff swapped serving for sprinting as they competed in the Square Mile’s first annual waiter’s race this week.

Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, Nordic restaurant Etke and Soho House members club The Ned were among restaurants and bars represented in the inaugural dine and dash through Bloomberg Arcade on 24 September.

But in the end it was Peter Enaliefoh from The Ned who beat around 10 competitors to take out top prize with most of the contents of his tray still intact.

The race was part of the first Original London Food & Drink Week, the Cheapside Business Alliance’s programme of restaurant specials and events celebrating the City’s growing reputation as a dining destination.

Anne O’Neill, Chair of the Cheapside Business Alliance said: “The City of London is changing. No longer is it just the domain of city workers – this area can now compete with the leading leisure destinations across the Capital.

“This event showcases the variety and quality on offer for visitors. As well as visiting some of London’s most iconic tourist destinations and historic buildings, visitors to the area can sample world class contemporary drinking and dining. We would urge visitors to come hungry as there is a packed programme of mouth watering treats on offer!”

The Original London Food & Wine Week is on until 28 September.